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Education Administrator - 9 month FTC

About the role

We are urgently recruiting for an Education Administrator to join on a 9 month FTC basis to provide general administrative support to the Education team.  The Education Administrator will also provide specific administrative support to the Education Manager and to the Head of Education.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Handle departmental enquiries including requests for information, mainly related to Education by telephone, email or letter.
  • Undertake record keeping, scanning and filing in relation to departmental processes, such accreditation and quality assurance visits, and Council and committee members.
  • Print, collate and distribute papers for Council and Committee meetings, papers and reports for visits to education institutions.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements, including room bookings, arranging catering and printing papers.
  • Provide administration support for the Accreditation and Quality Officers including, but not limited to making travel and hotel arrangements for visits.
  • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, letters and emails.
  • Ensuring the education section of the website is kept up to date and that visit reports are published in a timely manner.
  • Provide administrative support across the team, including collation of information, photocopying, printing, proofreading, updating website content etc. to facilitate the effective and efficient working of the team.
  • Responsible for organising team meetings and relevant events including dates and capturing action points.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Good organisational and planning skills, and the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn and apply new processes quickly.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Advanced MS office skills as appropriate to the role e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Regulatory/Educational (Desirable).

 

Salary range: £23,990 - £28,224

Closing date: midday 12:00pm Tuesday 26 February 2019

Interview date(s): March

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We are committed to ensuring that in exercising all of our functions we operate in a fair and transparent manner and in a way that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Within all of our functions, we are committed to promoting equality; valuing diversity; being inclusive; and meeting our equality duties. We will not discriminate on age; disability; gender reassignment; race/ethnicity; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

Head of HR

About the role

The Head of HR will be leading and directing the Human Resource function to deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business ensuring continued compliance with best practise, legislative requirements and equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Head of HR will inspire managers to embrace and help deliver the HR agenda.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Design and implement a clear and compelling People Management strategy to ensure that the GOC is equipped to meet current and future strategic objectives.
  • Working as part of the Leadership Team and closely with management, drive a high performance culture, with highly engaged staff.
  • Coach and support managers to successfully manage individuals and teams and embed a positive working environment.
  • Working closely with management identify and deliver resource requirements, ensuring adherence to the recruitment process and good practice and promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Working closely with management, deliver training requirements, undertake succession planning and review organisational design to ensure best fit.
  • Measure employee satisfaction and working closely with management, identify areas that require improvement.  Review HR trends throughout the organisation and develop HR strategies, putting forward recommendations in order to enhance organisational performance.
  • Ensure HR annual deliverables are completed on time and within budget, for example, salary reviews.
  • Advise and provide HR leadership on change.
  • Ensure accurate and timely payroll information is provided to Finance on a monthly basis for payroll processing and payments.
  • Ensure HR Policies and Procedures are appropriate, legally compliant, reviewed on a regular basis and that managers are appropriately trained.
  • Provide HR Management Information to identify and support improvements and to focus on priorities.
  • Regularly review all providers of services such as HR advisory services, HR software, staff compensation and benefits package to ensure services remain competitive, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Manage financial aspects of the department, setting the budget in agreement with the Director and manage overall performance within the agreed budget limits.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • HR Generalist and experienced HR Business Partner
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator at all levels
  • Experience of managing HR team
  • Ideally CIPD qualified or equivalent, alternatively demonstrable experience
  • Strong understanding of current employment law
  • Good knowledge of HR principles, practices and procedures
  • Ideally experienced at managing budgets

 

Salary range: £48,183 - £56,687

Closing date: 5:00pm Friday 22 February 2019

Interview date(s): Week commencing 4 March 2019

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We are committed to ensuring that in exercising all of our functions we operate in a fair and transparent manner and in a way that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Within all of our functions, we are committed to promoting equality; valuing diversity; being inclusive; and meeting our equality duties. We will not discriminate on age; disability; gender reassignment; race/ethnicity; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

 

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